Where to celebrate Women's History Month around Houston

Although Wednesday is International Women’s Day, the entire month of March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. If you need a little inspiration, here are some events happening in and around Houston:

March 8

A Day Without a Woman national protest and paint party
Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington in January are calling on women nationwide to strike Wednesday as a show of female contributions and influence in society and business. Similar to the A Day Without Immigrants protest movement in February, A Day Without a Woman calls on women to stay home from work and not shop—unless at women- or minority-owned businesses—to represent the role played by women. https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday/

In conjunction with the movement, Art Worthy Houston is hosting a paint party from 3-5 p.m. Participants will recreate the famous iconic "We Can Do It" World War II-era poster and each person will take home a 9-inch-by-12-inch wrapped canvas.

The event is at the reflection pool in Hermann Park and proceeds will go to a female-focused nonprofit organization. $35. Herman Park Drive, Houston. (832) 416-2929. www.beartworthy.com

March 8, 15, 22, 29

STEM@NASA Goddard: Women’s History Month
Watch weekly online programs from women at NASA’s centers in Maryland and Virginia as they discuss how engineering, mathematics, technology and science plays a role in their work. Viewers can submit questions via Twitter @GSFCEducation. noon (1 p.m. EST). http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-gsfc

March 11

Houston Roller Derby Taco Takedown
Meet the Brawlers of the Houston Roller Derby league off the track for the team’s second annual Taco Takedown event. Teams of four can compete and admission includes unlimited taco tasting plus a drink ticket. An auction and bingo will also be held at the family-friendly event.

To register a team contact miss_sarahp@live.com. $10. 6-10 p.m. Bohemos, 708 Telephone Road, Houston. www.houstonrollerderby.com 

All month long

#5WomenArtists at Museum of Fine Arts
Can you name five female artists right now? The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. launched the #5WomenArtists social media campaign to generate recognition for female creators and, this month, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is joining.

Weekly Facebook Live talks are held as well as a Google Art Project online exhibition, blog posts and museum tours featuring the work of women. 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. 713-639-7300

Women’s History Tours
Houston Historical Tours offers three different women’s history tours by reservation. Prices are calculated on a sliding scale based on the number of participants, and transportation is provided as needed. Reservations require a 50 percent nonrefundable deposit. 713-392-0867


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